Medical Center & Health Care
4/21/2016 Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Award for Sustainability ProjectsStony Brook University Hospital has received the Vizient Excellence Award for Sustainability. The award honors the hospital's strong commitment to good governance, community engagement and environmental stewardship in 2015. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, presented the award on Thursday, April 14, during the 2016 Vizient Connections Summit held in Las Vegas.
4/21/2016 Cancer Center Receives $50,000 from Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Walk for BeautyStony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $50,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO). The proceeds were raised from the WMHO's 21st Annual Walk for Beauty held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Stony Brook, NY. The
4/19/2016 Wedding Bells Ring at Stony Brook, Hospital Hosts Ceremony for Long Island Mom to See Her Youngest Son Tie the KnotCatherine Holm wanted nothing more than to see her 'baby boy', 24-year-old Mark Holm, Jr., marry his fiancé Joanna. The wedding--a family affair - is set for Saturday, April 23 in Puerto Rico. As the mother-of-the-groom, Holm had picked out a shimmering blue dress and was ready to hop on a flight for the destination wedding, but plans quickly changed. Holm learned in March she would be fighting a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) instead of celebrating with her family. Doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital told the 58-year-old grandmother of North Babylon, NY, that traveling would be too much of a risk for her compromised immune system from the cancer.
4/18/2016 Bras, Lend Support in More Ways than OneThey were bold, beautiful and bodacious; and the over 75 unique pieces of 'bra art' were auctioned off for a good cause on the evening of Thursday, April 14 at the "Bodacious Bras for a Cure" event.
4/18/2016 Lori Strauss to Join Stony Brook Medicine as New Chief Compliance OfficerAfter a national search, Lori Strauss, Chief Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, University of Virginia Health System, has been selected as the next Chief Compliance Officer of Stony Brook Medicine, effective May 2, 2016, announced Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD.
4/7/2016 Bodacious Bras for a CureNearly 100 unique works of bra-art will be on display and up for auction at the Charles B. Wang Center on Thursday, April 14. Funds raised at the event will support patient programs at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
4/5/2016 Expert Pediatric Care Comes to Center MorichesA ribbon-cutting commemorated the opening of Stony Brook Children's Service newest location on Thursday, March 31. The brand-new 4550 square foot building is the new home to Advanced Pediatric Care and offers primary and preventive pediatrics as well as various pediatric specialty services.
3/25/2016 Matches Made: From Stony Brook to Harvard to UCLA and MoreExcitement and jubilance dominated the scene as 119 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students learned where they will begin their residency training this July. The rite of passage, known as Match Day, is an annual event at Stony Brook and other leading medical schools nationwide. This year on March 18 many Stony Brook students matched to top training programs at institutions such as Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and UCLA. An unusually high number of students also matched to Stony Brook Medicine (21).
3/23/2016 First Kidney Paired Donation Exchange on LI Saves 3 Patients, Shortens Wait Time for OthersNearly 123,000 Americans are on the national waiting list for organ donation and of that over 101,000 are in need of a kidney donation. While waiting on a list could take years, patient struggle through multiple trips a week to a dialysis center.
3/9/2016 First Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging Installed Stony Brook University Professor Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, was formally installed as the inaugural holder of the Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging during a Stony Brook Investiture Ceremony at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. The Della Pietra Chair was established in 2013 through the generosity of the Della Pietra family - Barbara Amonson and her husband Vincent Della Pietra, and Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and her husband Stephen Della Pietra - along with a matching contribution by the Simons Foundation.
2/19/2016 A New York State First: Stony Brook Approved for Blood Transfusions on AmbulancesStony Brook University Hospital Ambulance Service is making strides in saving lives on-the-go. The academic medical center is the first Emergency Medical Services provider in New York State to be approved as an Ambulance Transfusion Service, which administers blood components during transport from one hospital to another hospital.
2/2/2016 Stony Brook Infectious Disease Experts Weigh In on Zika VirusThe World Health Organization has declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it.
1/27/2016 Kidney Transplant Patient Beats the Odds and the StormA powerful nor'easter pummeled Long Island on Saturday, January 23rd, which forced emergency travel bans, created flooding in some areas and buried the region with nearly 30 inches of snow. But it didn't stop Stony Brook University Hospital's Transplant Team and Paramedics from getting Melanie Chirichella to the operating room once a match was identified at the peak of winter storm Jonas.
1/20/2016 Alzheimer's Diagnosis Complicated by History of Reading ProblemsCorrectly diagnosing Alzheimer's disease remains a challenge for medical professionals. Now, a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease reveals a new clue to possible misdiagnosis. The study found that older adults with a history of reading problems perform similarly on some neuropsychological tests to those who show signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) associated with early Alzheimer's disease. The finding, based on the results of a Stony Brook University-led research team in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine, emphasize the need for professionals to take into account developmental history and have a broad understanding of neuropsychological testing when interpreting the meaning of low memory test scores.
1/11/2016 Something to Smile AboutA Congolese boy who was left severely disfigured after being attacked by a group of chimpanzees near his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will undergo a rare facial reconstruction surgery at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/31/2015 Heart Attack Patients with History of Bypass Surgery Prone to Delayed TreatmentHeart attack patients who had previously undergone cardiac bypass surgery are about twice as likely to have a delay in receiving angioplasty, or another form of revascularization, compared to heart attack patients who had no history of bypass surgery or previous angioplasty. This finding, from a study led by a Stony Brook Heart Institute cardiologist Luis Gruberg, MD, and published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology Interventions, may lead to a finding new ways to improve hospital arrival to treatment times for heart attack patients with a bypass history.
12/28/2015 Holiday Treat: Patients at Stony Brook Children's "Meet the Matz"Steven Matz, New York Mets pitcher and native of Stony Brook, brought holiday cheer and big smiles to the faces of dozens of Long Island's youngest Mets fans - pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/22/2015 Long Island Veterans Salute Canine Hero during Retirement Celebration There were cheers and tears today at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University as retired service men and women said farewell to one of their heroes-- an almost 13-year-old Golden Retriever/Labrador mix named Andi.
12/22/2015 Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program Donates 9/11 Responder Oral Histories to the Library of Congress Benjamin Luft, MD, the Edmund Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Director of the Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program, has announced the donation of the first installment of a collection of oral histories provided by 9/11 World Trade Center responders to the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center. The Center will become the permanent home of the collection, known as the "Remembering 9/11 Oral History Project." Dr. Luft, along with colleagues, established the project by recording the histories of responders who attended the Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program, which cares for some 6,900 responders.
12/10/2015 Stress-Induced Loss of NG2 Glial Cells in the Brain Causes Depression A Stony Brook University-led research team has discovered that when a rare type of glial cells, called NG2 glia, are depleted from the brain in mice, depressive-like behaviors occur. This finding, published early online in the journal Neuron, helps to advance the understanding of brain changes associated with depression and suggests novel therapeutic targets for antidepressant drug development.